Fairy Bites


It was a busy weekend for us. My son had Science Olympiad practice both Saturday and Sunday and my daughter had the Girl Scout International Bazaar to get ready for on Friday and the Bazaar on Saturday. One of the things the girls go is sell items, for under $1, that are representative of the…

Guest Post – Three Unique and Healthy Recipes for Beef Tenderloin Dinner


I would like to introduce you to Sam & Amy from Chinese Foods Recipe.com. (click for link to their site) Their website has traditional ancient traditional Chinese recipes, healthy Chinese recipes and simple Chinese recipes that are amazing!  They also offer facts and tips about visiting China. Take a look at some of their wonderful…

Trisha Yearwood’s No Bake Pretzel Bars (plus a variation)


Well, we had our snow day yesterday. It was WONDERFUL! I love snow days just as much as the kids. I like having everyone home. The kids actually played a game or two together, willingly, and my son wanted to make a sweet treat. I was scouring pages of what he could possible make and…

Taco Stuffed Baked Potatoes


Yesterday was the start of “The Storm.” It really wasn’t too bad and I was shocked that they cancelled school last night for today. I thought for sure they would wait until morning to see what the weather was like. I love snow days and so happy we have one today. I am thinking lots…

Marshmallow Pecan Streusel Sweet Potato Casserole


When we have a bit of extra time I love to make a big dinner fancy dinner for my family. Not only is it fun for us but I plan ahead and get lots of leftover meat for a meal later and the freezer! They had hams on sale a few weeks ago, a great…

Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli


This blog talks about food and the game I play with my family in making different meals each weeknight, but it is really about my family. We are unique and we are ordinary. I have two children with very different personalities and needs just like many of you. I try not to dwell on their…

Grown-Up Tuna Casserole (No Canned Soups)


It’ been a strange weekend. On Friday my daughter Irish danced in Battle Creek. It was fun because we got to spend the entire day together just having fun. We went out to lunch at an AMAZING brewery, Acadia Brewing Company, and then later we stopped for dinner in Kalamazoo. The shooting over the weekend…

Amazing Vegetarian Lasagna


I am reblogging some of our favorite dishes from the past. I first made this dish over a year and a half ago. This lasagna made a veggie lover out of me. If vegetables always tasted like this I would be a full-time vegetarian! I have a confession.  I HATE vegetables.  Oh, I eat them…

7 Tips for Making Your Favorite Meatloaf in the Slow Cooker


Some nights dinner needs to be ready when you get home. I use my slow cooker for those nights. I have found that I can even make meatloaf in my slow cooker! My favorite meal is meatloaf and potatoes. Having it ready when we get home? Priceless. Here are the tips I have found make…

Boneless Pork Chops over Scalloped Potatoes (No Creamed Soups)


I have been reading several posts on Facebook and in blogs about people struggling to get dinner on the table and eating out more than ever. For some it is returning to the work force, for others it is a busy time at work or with their children’s classes. One thing that has truly helped…